Royal Wood Stick Cotton Swabs 1 Box - 300 Count
- 100% Pure Cotton Tips
- Double Tipped
- Great for beauty, baby and home use
- Wood Sticks
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First, I have not pulled the cotton off of these swabs and measured it against the cotton on a Q-Tip but I'd estimate these have about 85-90% the amount of cotton as the name brand. Personally, this is not a problem for me but if you think name brand Q-Tips are light on cotton or you wish they had more cotton you will be disappointed in these Royal swabs.
Second, these wood sticks have an inherent weakness when compared to rolled paper sticks: wood can snap in half where paper just bends. Out of 300 swabs I had exactly 12 break in half while using them to clean my ears. I typically pinch the cotton on one end of the swab with my thumb and middle finger and then use my index finger to apply pressure to the middle of the stick. This meant that the swabs broke in the middle and didn't cause me any problems. However, if you have a different approach to holding the swabs or you hold your head to the side when using them you will want to be careful that you don't snap a smaller portion of the swab off such that it can fall into your ear. I think the risk is low but it's worth mentioning. 12 out of 300 means there was a 4% failure rate and at least half of those felt weak when I picked them up so I could have avoided some of the breakages just by throwing away the obviously weak swabs.
Personally, I don't think a 4% failure rate is that bad so I'm giving the swabs 4 stars. 300 also isn't the best sample size so your experience may be different but I'd definitely expect several to break on you.Read more ›
First, the swabs are shorter than a normal cotton swab, so you won't have much reach with them. But the more important issue is the extremely poor quality of this product. The wooden stick is very thin. It is less than half the diameter of other wooden swabs I have used. I have easily snapped this stick with very little pressure each time I used one. And, don't expect to do anything delicate with these swabs. There is a very small amount of cotton on each end, and you can get poked or scratched with the end of the wooden stick through the cotton.
It really does look like the manufacturer had a lot of left over toothpicks and they just wrapped a couple strands of cotton on each end. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
My biggest complaint is that there are occasional ones that are broken or cracked and mid swipe on your ear they break in half.
Second biggest complaint is that the cotton is not always even and you occasionally get a wooden pointed jab in the ear.
That being said, overall they work pretty well, but the quality is not on par with the name brand Q-Tip version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought these because I was unhappy with the amount of cotton on a different name brand, and one of the reviewers of the other brand mentioned these as having more cotton. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sauraus
I can no longer find wooden cotton swabs at the local stores. It is sturdy and very useful for cleaning around the ears, hobbies and crafts. Fine quality.Published 10 days ago by Vernon L. Jenewein
I like the woden swabs with a little more cotton on them, for $7.00, otherwise ther're good.Published 1 month ago by bilmar45
There is very little cotton on the end and it very rough due to thisPublished 2 months ago by Thomason Kennedy